MELTY – We got to chat with Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) about Captain America: Civil War. We spoke about their characters’ relationship, what a jerk Tony Stark is, and they even let slip that they haven’t seen the film yet!
The lovely Elizabeth Olsen and the charming Jeremy Renner started off our chat by playing a little joke on the cameramen. According to Jeremy: “They get bored back there. I crack jokes only for them.” The conversation then moved onto the film, Captain America: Civil War, more specifically how the relationship between their Marvel heroes has grown over the course of these movies. “I think it’s getting wonderfully complex and deeper with each passing moment,” said Olsen. “I mean he’s kind of a surrogate brother after Quicksilver passed away. It’s how I think we discussed it and thought about it.” Renner then admitted that his character, Hawkeye, “owed a debt because her brother sacrificed, who I hated, sacrificed his life for me.” Check out the interview in the video below.
Throughout the film, and the promotional campaign, including these press junkets, the Avengers have been split into two groups: Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. went to Paris and turned the Eiffel Tower into a Team Iron Man fan for instance. This is a serious battle! When we asked Renner about whether Tony and Hawkeye could ever work it out, the American actor explained how there was no “hatred or ill will” between the two of them. However, he did admit that the Tony and Cap’s argument developed into a pretty good film. “It’s probably made for a really great piece of cinema. So thanks Tony Stark, for being such a jerk!”
Olsen also spoke about her character Scarlet Witch, who’s easily one of the most powerful Avengers. “I don’t think she’s going to continue to have a struggle of like: should I, shouldn’t I, maybe. I think she now has a lot of new incentive. There are lots of ways you can take her.” Renner then made an interesting analogy about Wanda. “It’s like bringing a tank to a gunfight, or a knife fight. There’s got to be a real reason for you to use you power.” Finally, when we asked what their favorite scene in the movie was, the pair answered in unison: “HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE!” Incredible! However, Renner did end up choosing the airport scene, which we think ranks in the top five best superhero fight sequences, it’s maybe in the top spot.
WARNING – this does contain spoilers!